All About Shyam Benegal

Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi reach Om Puri’s residence

Veteran actor Om Puri passed away at his residence on Friday morning due to massive heart attack. He was 66. Bollywood was shocked to hear the news of his sudden demise and many B-town celebs and dear once of the actor rushed to Om Puri’s residence to pay their last respect. The funeral will take ... read more

Bollywood outraged over attack on Bhansali in Jaipur

The whole of Bollywood was appalled after a group of protestors assaulted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Friday. The protestors belonging to Rajput Karni Sena also vandalised the sets of ‘Padmavati’ and damaged equipment at the Jaigarh Fort, where Bhansali was filming th ... read more

Fawad Khan in talks for a Shyam Benegal film for Indo-Pak peace

Owing to the strained ties between India and Pakistan, a ban has been imposed on artistes from across the border working in Indian. Amidst the ban and threat by a section of politicians, acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal is planning to produce a film in an attempt to promote peace between the two ... read more

Bollywood shocked over Rituparno Ghosh’s sudden demise

Bollywood fraternity expressed shock over the sudden demise of noted Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh. He passed away this morning of cardiac attack.  He was suffering from pancreatitis. Ghosh was 49. He made many hit Bengali and Hindi movies. He made 19 movies and won 12 National aw ... read more

Shyam Benegal rubbishes reports of Indo-Pak film with Fawad Khan

Acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal has rubbished reports that he is producing a film starring Fawad Khan in the lead, to promote peace between India and Pakistan. There were reports that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan was approached for the role of a musician in a film titled ‘Ye Raste Hain Pya ... read more

Shyam Benegal to head panel to reform censor board

The committee would submit its report in the next two months. The committee includes filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, adman Piyush Pandey, film critic Bhawana Somaaya, National Film Development Council MD Nina Lath Gupta and Joint Secretary (Films) Sanjay Murthy. "I welcome this step taken by t ... read more

Shyam Benegal gives Yashpal his due

Bored of playing baddies and unhappy with Bollywood's second-hand treatment, actor Yashpal Sharma, who was seen in "Lagaan", "GangaaJal" and "Apaharan", embarks on a new journey with Shyam Benegal's "Chamki". "I play the protagonist's husband. It's a superb script! Apart from Prakash Jh ... read more